Aside from the stereotypical image of men dancing in kilts while drinking beer in pubs until the sunrise, there are thousands of reasons for which you should believe that Scotland is one of the most fantastic places that could ever be on your bucket list, especially in terms of phenomenally stunning landscapes. Their uniqueness speaks of the country branding and makes even the most common view (for the natives) seem heavenly for the tourists around the globe. We’ve thought of some magical places (some more literally than others) that you should necessarily see in a lifetime.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct
Popular due to its association with the Harry Potter movie series – if you’re the kind of person who’s still waiting for the admission letter to Hogwarts, you should see how the railway looks like for the magical wizards and witches.
The valley of Glen Coe is close to the most spectacular mountains in the whole UK, and the views make it distinct even for the first timers. IF we agree that there are some types of beauty inherently specific in some regions of the world, this should certainly be one of them.
Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe
Depending on when you take the time to visit, you can find the castle guarding a peninsula or an island. Because of the high levels of water during some periods of the year, part of the rocky peninsula is covered by water. Regardless of the weather, the landscape as well as the waterscape are spectacular and impressive, even for those of you who are not necessarily travel addicts.
A huge landslip that created high cliffs during history, hidden plateaus as well as crests of rock. A loop of no more than 7 kilometers, which you can complete in less than two hours if you’re even somewhat familiar with trekking.
From Jules Verne to Pink Floyd, it was hard for anyone not to literally obsess over this fantastic place. And by fantastic we do mean somehow Fae and somewhat Neverland. Staffa Island is not habited, yet its natural structures of hexagonal basalt have made it famous.
Devil’s Pulpit is the place where the final battle from the movie Eagle took place. The legend says that this place was used by the druids for secret meetings in the past.
Because of its massive formation of its huge columns of dolerite, the places is sometimes compared with pleats in a tartan kilt. The place would have been appropriate for a setting in Fowels’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman.